Chiang Rai Day Trip Small-Group from Chiang Mai City with Golden Triangle

Duration: 13 to 14 hours
Destination: Thailand, เชียงใหม่, Chiang Mai

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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Chiang Mai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This small-group (all inclusive) day trip to Chiang Rai Province will take you to a variety of attractions such as the modern architecture of the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) and the ancient city ruins of Chiang Saen (Wat Chedi Luang). Ride a long-tail boat on the Khong River and see the Golden Triangle from a viewpoint. Lunch (Thai Set) is included in addition to round-trip hotel transport from Chiang Mai.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mae Khachan Hot Spring, Mae Chedi Mai, Wiang Pa Pao 57260 Thailand

Make a short break

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Wat Rong Khun, Lahaul-Spiti Pa O Don Chai Subdistrict, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand

Visit and Explore Wat Rong Khun or also known as White Temple

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Golden Triangle, Sob Ruak Village, Chiang Saen 57150 Thailand

View Point of Khong River (15 - 20 mins) and then, Golden Triangle and take a boat trip along Khong River (45 - 60 mins)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Phra That Chedi Luang, Phaholyothin Road next to the Chiang Saen Museum, Chiang Saen Thailand

Visit one of the oldest temple in Chiang Rai

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: House of Opium, Wiang, Chiang Saen 57150 Thailand

Visit the one of the opium museum and understand the history of opium trade in the area (also called Golden Triangle)

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Thai set lunch or international buffet
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Boat Trip along Khong River
  • Visit House of Opium
  • All admission fees and activities
  • Travelling accident insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Rong Khun
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Triangle
  • Entry/Admission - House of Opium

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Pick up/Drop off Surcharge for hotel outside city centre(THB500/way; 6-15Km & THB1,000/way; 16-30Km)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infant rates (children under 2 years) apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The duration of hotel pickups is approximately 30 minutes; the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport is required to enter Laos
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The trip duration can reach maximum of 14 hours depending on the traffic along the way and the road conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Departure Point

Touring Center, 14 Floor 1st Ratchadamnoen Rd., Soi 5, Muang,, เทศบาลนครเชียงใหม่ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่ เชียงใหม่ 50200, Thailand

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide the pick up service from all hotels in central Chiang Mai. (hotels located within 5 kilometers of the Touring Center's Office only). For hotel outside the service area, there will be additional charge, please feel free contact our Reservations Team.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


13 to 14 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Brennan D

10 Feb, 2020

It is a very long day but well worth it! Our guide Tiu and the driver were both excellent. The White Temple is stunning. The ancient temple and Golden Triangle area were also incredible. The lunch provided and many other little details were appreciated.

Allison V

19 Nov, 2019

I loved this tour and would highly recommend it. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and kind. I appreciate the amount of information he provided throughout the tour. I also enjoyed each activity we did. The White Temple is phenomenal. While it is built with more modern material (compared to other temples), its mural and architecture are one of a kind. Additionally, I thoroughly enjoyed our traditional Thai lunch, the informative opium house, tranquil local temple, and the hot springs. I am happy we got to see the Golden Triangle via boat ride, but that was probably my least favorite part. There wasn't anything unique about that experience, and you do not get to stand on all three countries at the same time (as I ignorantly thought we would do - perhaps my lack of proactive research). Lastly, this is a long day, lasting 12+ hours. Luckily the van was clean, comfortable, and spacious. I wonder if it would be beneficial (or possible) to add a stop on the way back to see the Black House in Chiang Rai to help break up the ride.

Jasmine M

13 Nov, 2019

A lot of driving involved! And almost 4hours return journey however we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It was well planned and the guide Ekky had us all laughing all day!

Sally C

26 Jul, 2019

We had a fantastic tour this week to the golden triangle as well as the White Temple, hot springs and other temples along the way. Our tour guide taught us so much about language, culture and history. This is a huge day out however. Over 13 hours which contains hours and hours of driving. If you get car sick, I suggest you bring medication as there's nowhere to stop along the way. An incredible day out, we're so glad we did it.


25 Feb, 2019

This was a great tour, except too long. 14-15 hour round trip starting at Chiang Mai. Maybe they can look at dropping one of the activities on this tour.

User's Picture Gallery


This is the Thai customs so to speak as they ignored us when you return


This is the sign to welcome you at the market in Laos


This is the boat we rode to Laos


This was the Opium museum


This is the ancient temple


This was most of the dishes for lunch for 7 of us


This is some art at the white temple


This is the hot spring


This is the white temple


This is the comfortable van we rode in



The Golden Triangle where Thailand meets Myannmar Burma and Laos




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